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What Goes Down, Must Go Up!

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The Colorado Sun has an interesting article outlining large sales of back country gear.

skiers on Alpine Touring gear are walking up a closed ski resort slope
A pair of skiers skin uphill at Loveland Ski Area on Friday March, 20, 2020, near Georgetown, CO. With many closures in Colorado due to the coronavirus pandemic, many more skiers and snowboarders opt for uphilling equipment to keep skiing in the backcountry and on ski resorts without chairlifts running. (Hugh Carey, Special to The Colorado Sun)

With ski resort closures due to Covid-19 concerns across the US, retailers are seeing a big spike in gear sales. Seems like people are still keen to keep skiing, so they’re investing in AT (Alpine Touring) equipment. And if it’s one thing we AT people know, if you want to go down, you’ve gotta climb up first and earn your turns. AT skis are now typically designed for purpose, sporting lighter weights than regular downhill’s but retaining the performance and powder characteristics of downhill skis. Split snow boards are also de rigueur .

Read more courtesy of The Colorado Sun.

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